Flexibility can include giving staff portable devices to better track reporting. Staff has to be comfortable with the system and understand how it works or the practice will lose almost all of the potential benefits of the EMR system.
Denviille, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist and international marketing expert, recently shares new insights when it comes to the flexibility and control needed in the latest PT documentation system. He has been continuously using and improving electronic medical records system over time and he has become an expert in the field and teaches physical therapists around the world how to implement new systems and put them to work for the good of their practices. Therapists trust Chhoda because not only does he extol the virtues of physical therapy documentation system, but he also shares its drawbacks and challenges. In his most recent article, he explains that even the most powerful and helpful EMR software requires the therapists to build in a great deal of flexibility.
According to Chhoda, no two practices are the same so the physical therapy documentaiton system put in place needs to allow for such things as customized forms. Chhoda tells therapists that many of the benefits of PT documentation software will be lost without flexibility. Flexibility can include giving staff portable devices to better track reporting. Staff has to be comfortable with the system and understand how it works or the practice will lose almost all of the potential benefits of the EMR system.
Chhoda added that any reporting of scheduling aspects of the EMR system also needs to allow for cross referencing of data so that the practice can track things like which patients typically cancel appointments and which insurance agencies deny payments. He also mentions that using physical therapy EMR systems allow patients to enter their information online and to create forms flexible enough to allow them to be accessed online or on mobile devices gives physical therapy practices a unique way to increase productivity and profitability.
Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.